Part of the challenge was the offensive playbook did not seem to fit the personnel in any given game. And when things went sour, the team stuck with plays that didn’t seem to work. This year, look for Browning to work with all three receiver groups: wide receivers, tight ends, and running backs. The offense must infuse more unpredictability to succeed.
And with the presence of Colson Yankoff, I would not be surprised to see some wildcat plays stuck into the game for him to shake up the opposing defense. Last season’s offense lacked collegiate creativity which makes the game so fun. Look for some of that to be placed into the playbook this year.
Best position competition
How can we not focus on the Jacob Sirmon versus Colson Yankoff competition? Who will earn the right to be the first number called off the bench should Jake Browning be pulled from the game? Who will red-shirt?
The fact is that two highly talented quarterbacks will be competing hard for playing time. Who will get the edge in spring training? To be honest, I cannot tell. Both have unique and compelling reasons why the team should lean their way. And the more video I examine, the more I see a dead heat for these two very competitive young men.